I spent 13 adventure-filled years in the Balkans (Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia) working with an NGO. I speak Albanian fluently (a great party trick!) and the Southern Slavic languages badly. I've been back in NOLA for more than three years now.
I like joy-riding the Algiers Ferry; checking out pop-up restaurants; taking pictures of snakes, sunsets and swamps; hiking; and biking.
I never outgrew knock-knock jokes. I'm a sucker for a compliment. I have terminal ADD. All of life is a field trip for me.
In the interest of full disclosure, you should probably know that I'm the worst dancer in the world. I grew up fundamentalist, and it was a sin to dance. But that was a convenient cover for me because I was too socially awkward and physically uncoordinated to want to dance anyhow. If 48 isn't too late, I'm ready to learn.